|Arabian Pita Bread|
Total Time 1hr 30mins | Prep 15 mins | Cook 1 hr 15 mins
This doesn’t taste exactly like arabian pita, but it is close. So quick and easy, and tastes better with arabian dishes (hummous, falafel, shawerma, etc). I make it when i can’t get arabian pita, great with “fooll muddames” as well. This is my Mom’s recipe.
Yield 18 Pitas
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1 1⁄2 cups water
1 -2 teaspoon sugar
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons oil
- Mix yeast, water and sugar.
- Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, dried milk and salt.
- Pour in the oil and yeast/water mixture and stir well.
- You might need to add more flour or water, depending on the absorbency of the flour.
- Knead dough briefly, divide into 18 egg sized balls.
- Place on a floured surface, cover and let rest for 15-30 minutes.
- Roll one ball out and cook in a skillet until large “bubbles” form.
- Flip pita over and cook the other side for a few more minutes.
- I flatten it out with a spatula.
- Keep bread warm (wrap in a towel or place in a ziploc bag) while cooking the rest of the bread.
- These freeze well.